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EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal  European Union regulators are launching a formal antitrust investigation into Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Hellman eyeing Barclays' iShares. San Francisco Roche revives takeover bid of Genentech  Swiss drugmaker, frustrated by stalled negotiations, plans a hostile takeover at a lower price than the $89 per share rejected in August Jerry Yang Out As CEO
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1. 2014-08-14 iPhone supplier OmniVision offered $1.7B by Chinese firm Santa Clara
C. 2012-10-04 Oakland police launch new anonymous tip system Oakland
D. 2012-07-31 Oakland mayor says police takeover won't happen Oakland City Hall
E. 2011-07-18 Clorox rejects Icahn plan for takeover Oakland
F. 2011-04-13 5 charged in largest computer chip heist San Jose
2010-08-19 Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal Intel
7. 2010-01-21 EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun Sun
I. 2009-10-20 Sun Micro Slashing Up To 3,000 Jobs Sun
J. 2009-09-03 EU Applies Brakes To Oracle-Sun Deal Oracle

EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun  The European Union cleared proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc., saying it would not significantly affect competition in the EU Sun Micro Slashing Up To 3,000 Jobs
iPhone supplier OmniVision offered $1.7B by Chinese firm. Santa Clara Oakland police launch new anonymous tip system   Police chief is asking for more help from the public to stop the rising murder rate at the same time the dept is under the threat of a fed t... Oakland mayor says police takeover won't happen. Oakland City Hall Clorox rejects Icahn plan for takeover  Oakland: Clorox rejected billionaire Carl Icahn's bid to buy the consumer products maker for $10.2 billion, calling it 'neither credible nor adequate' 5 charged in largest computer chip heist. San Jose Intel To Buy McAfee In $7.68 Billion Deal

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  Intel Corp. is making the biggest acquisition in its 42-year history with the takeover of computer-security software maker
 The dea will help Intel improve the security of its chips by sharpening the software that goes into them

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  Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to eliminate up to 10% of its worldwide work force, as it awaits a takeover by Oracle, a deal being held up by Europe


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  Yahoo: Jerry Yang plans to step down, ending a tenure that was marked by a slumping business and failed takeover by Microsoft.    A search for a successor has already started; Yang will resign after his replacement is found. He took the helm last ...
Oct.9 Wells gets green light for Wachovia  Wells Fargo: Wells Fargo is proceeding with plans to acquire Wachovia Corp. for $11.7 billion. Citigroup wouldn't pursue legal actions to halt the takeov... Oct.4 WF chairman to oversee Wachovia deal. Wells Fargo Sep.16 SanDisk refuses to let Samsung take over. Milpitas Sep.10 Robberies Suspect Faces New Charge. Oakland Sep.4 Shares drop to nearly 5-year low. Yahoo Sep.3   2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery Map of 10814 Bancroft Ave Oakland
  East Oakland: 2 men wearing ski masks, at least one of them armed, burst into the nail salon. Police stopped a suspect car a short distance away
Aug.27   New Takeover Robbery At Restaurant   El Cerrito: Police are investigating another takeover-style robbery after two suspects robbed a Chinese seafood Yuet Foo restaurant Aug.26   Restaurant hit in latest takeover robbery   Hayward: Two black males armed with handguns entered the Great River restaurant at about 8:10 p.m. and robbed two customers Aug.23   Another Restaurant Takeover Robbery  North Oakland: 2 hooded gunman robbed the Nomad Cafe on the same night that residents staged an anti-crime march Aug.22 Robbery Similar To Oakland Crimes. Castro Valley Aug.18 EA Drops Take-Two Bid  Redwood City: Electronic Arts is abandoning its $2 billion hostile takeover of in the hopes of sealing a deal through friendly negotiations Aug.16   Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland  The Guardian Angels hit the streets, patrolling the commercial districts in the wake of recent takeover restaurant robberies Aug.13 Genentech rejects Roche's $43.7b bid  Biotechnology giant rejected a buyout offer from its majority owner Roche but said it is open to a higher takeover bid Aug.4 Business Hit By Takeover Robbery. North Oakland Jul.25 Panel to ponder Roche takeover offer. Genentech Jul.23 CEO Upbeat Despite 2Q Results
  Yahoo: Microsoft's $47.5 billion takeover bid off the table and company's stock price down 20 percent during his 13-month reign
Jul.3 Shares soar on new takeover rumor
  Yahoo: Shares jumped on published rumors that it might be acquired and carved up by a consortium led by Microsoft
Jun.4 Investor steps up Yahoo campaign  Outraged by new details about Yahoo efforts to complicate Microsoft takeover bid, Carl Icahn says he believes Yahoo's board will have to be ... Jun.2 Documents show Yahoo-Microsoft saga  Yahoo CEO Yang pushed for an employee severance program that made it more expensive for Microsoft to engineer a takeover May.30 Calpine rejects NRG offer, but leaves room. San Jose May.26 Neukom Awaits Takeover Of Giants Apr.24 Microsoft Won't Increase Bid For Yahoo  Hoping to prod Yahoo to accept its takeover bid, Microsoft said that it has no plans to increase its offer and criticized the portal for dragging... Apr.22 Earnings slightly exceed expectations. Yahoo Apr.15   Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies  Oakland: Police is hoping an offer of reward money will help them stop a rash of recent takeover robberies of Oakland restaurants Apr.5 Microsoft May Cut Yahoo Bid
  Microsoft Corp. is rethinking its bid in light of the tumbling economy as a warning to the Yahoo's board to quickly accept the takeover proposal
Mar.5 Board meeting postponed to stave off bid  Yahoo: Yahoo has extended the deadline for nominating members to its board, a move that delays Microsoft from trying a hostile takeover Feb.12 Microsoft hints at hostile takeover
  Yahoo: Microsoft fired back at Yahoo for formally rejecting its $44.6 billion offer, calling the decision unfortunate while vowing to plow ahead
Feb.11 Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft's takeover  Yahoo Inc.'s board is saying that it 'substantially undervalues' the Web portal, but at the same time, left the door open for a counter offer Feb.4 Microsoft urges to accept bid quickly
  Yahoo: Microsoft Corp. urged Yahoo to quickly approve its $44.6 billion takeover bid, saying that it's in the best interest of both parties

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Oct.13 BEA rejects Oracle's takeover bid. San Jose

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Sep.1 $4.5B Offered to Finish Chiron Takeover
  Emeryville: Novartis is offering $4.5 billion in cash for the remaining stake in Chiron to complete its takeover
Jul.7 Takeover rumors down after stock surges
  Schwab: Charles Schwab has 'no interest in selling the company,' in response to rumors that had sent shares up 15%

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Dec.28 PeopleSoft CEO resigns before takeover. Pleasanton Dec.13   Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
  PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga
 PeopleSoft's board has approved an improved bid, worth $26.50 a share, after 5 previous offers, ranging in value from $7.7bn to $9.4bn. Oracle was winning the support of 60% PeopleSoft shareholders. Larry Ellison was initially making a $5.1bn offer in June 2003. The merged companies are second only in size to SAP in the enterprise software market
Sep.21 PeopleSoft tightens IBM ties. Pleasanton Jul.20 Oracle, DOJ present closing arguments  San Francisco: Oracle and the Justice Department summed up a pivotal trial challenging the takeover bid for rival PeopleSoft Jul.7     PeopleSoft shares fall on lowered outlook  Pleasanton: Business software maker blamed rival Oracle's $7.7 billion takeover attempt for weakening its second-quarter profit Mar.16   School district facing state takeover
  Vallejo: The district may need $50 million to pay its bills through the fall and an emergency state loan

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Oct.1   LookSmart to trump Yahoo takeover
  San Francisco: Online search engine maker is rolling out an advertising service similar to one being bought for $1.7 billion by Yahoo
Aug.26     PeopleSoft revives refund guarantees
  Pleasanton: Software maker has revived promises of large customer refunds if its products are spoiled by Oracle takeover bid Jul.18 PeopleSoft completed J.D. Ed. Acquisition. Pleasanton Jul.3     PeopleSoft deals to refund $354 million  Pleasanton: PeopleSoft second-quarter deals could saddle Oracle with customer refunds if the suitor prevails in a takeover bid Jun.20   PeopleSoft directors urge to reject bid  Pleasanton: PeopleSoft urged its stockholders to reject Oracle takeover offer, saying the price was too low and feds might object Jun.16 New School Chief Walks the Halls. Oakland   PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards change deal
  Pleasanton: Trying to fend off a hostile takeover bid by Oracle, PeopleSoft added cash and an accelerated timetable to its offer
Jun.14 PeopleSoft Sues to Block Takeover Bid
  Pleasanton: PeopleSoft filed suit in a California court to block Oracle $5.1 billion hostile takeover bid
Jun.12   PeopleSoft urges to reject Oracle offer
  Pleasanton: The board of directors unanimously voted to recommend that stockholders reject a $5.1 billion hostile takeover
Jun.7   PeopleSoft Boss Couldn't Back Oracle Bid
  Pleasanton: Craig Conway could not imagine recommending acceptance of an unsolicited takeover bid
Apr.1   Network Ass. buys IntruVert for $100m
  Santa Clara: Anti-virus software maker will buy anti-hacking specialists. Net. Associates expects to complete the takeover within 45 days

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Sep.13   Net. Assoc. completes McAfee takeover  Sunnyvale: Computer security firm completed a $213 million takeover of antivirus software maker, ending a stormy 6-month courtship Aug.23   McAfee: Net. Assoc. takeover bid fair
  San Jose: Antivirus company recommended its stockholders approve Network Associates' $825 million bid for the 25% of McAfee
Aug.2 Gunpoint takeover netted 100 lbs of pot
  Berkeley: Emerson Torres, 23, and Carlos Largaespada, 24, robbed the Medical Herbs Cannabis Club on June 5

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Dec.27   Takeover of HotJobs.com cleared
  Yahoo: Monster.com decided not to sweeten its 6-month-old offer for HotJobs
Nov.27   Truck-stopping device demo
  Coliseum: Gov. Gray Davis witnessed new technology to prevent the takeover of tanker trucks by terrorists
Oct.4   Scholl district given one more chance
  East Palo Alto: A federal judge gave district 7 more months to try to improve special education services to avoid a state takeover

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Sep.23 Musicians protest dot-com takeover
  San Francisco: Musicians got their walking papers from Downtown Rehearsal building

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